The Blood of An Englishman

The Blood of An Englishman

Large Print - 2014
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Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of "Babes in the Woods," Agatha watches the baker playing an ogre strut and threaten on the stage, until a trapdoor opens and the Ogre disappears in an impressive puff of smoke. Only he doesn't re-appear at the final curtain. Surely this isn't the way the scene was rehearsed. . .
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014
Edition: Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781410469779
Branch Call Number: Mystery Beaton Large Type
Characteristics: large print
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315 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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IDKayjh
Jan 17, 2018

Agatha Raisin is a hoot. She is a smart woman and even though she can be rude and crude most people like and care about her, but she doesn't seem to learn from her mistakes. She is always chasing after inappropriate men, and not getting her priorities in order. In most books this would be a terrible character flaw but with Agatha Raisin we can see the direction she is pointed in and we take it into account and love the character even more for it. If she grows and becomes finicky about the men she deals with or doesn't have the crazy feelings of love she will be become a different character and not as lovable. Hoorah for Agatha long may she rein.

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ayralin
May 04, 2017

Unfortunately, I cannot read "Blood of an Englishman" on my Kindle. The M. C. Beaton Agatha Raisin series [and her Hamish McBeth series] have ALL been available in eBook format for the Kindle. This ONE book, of ALL her books; is an eBook via EPUB only. Not sure why -but disappointing, as I have been a fan of these books, am nearing the end - and this will be the only one I will have missed.

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fantasyqueen
Mar 23, 2017

What an absolute hoot! and to think I found this book/series simply by wandering among the shelves at Walker. I'm going to start at the beginning and read all the rest of them. Plus I hear there's a PBS series about Agatha Raisin - I'll have to buy a TV!
Wonderful stories, incredible writing skills, funny & a whodunit to boot!
I am in love with Agatha Raisin!

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pheasant44
Aug 16, 2016

this mc beaton series was more intelligent and suspenseful - I read in two sittings.

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zipread
Aug 10, 2015

The Blood of an Englishman --- by --- M.C. Beaton.
M.C. has really gotten under my skin. My fear is that it would be so easy to tear through her novels that within days or perhaps a few weeks, there would be nothing left of her stories of Hamish Macbeth or Agatha Raisin to look forward to. But fortunately M.C. has been quite prolific as a writer and I’ve taken the precaution of rationing out her books to no more than one or two per month. That ought to make them last.
You can tell I’m a fan.
Her characters are quite engaging; the plots keep you guessing --- what’s not to like?

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davidrose
Jul 22, 2015

Agatha has not evolved. This book was bad. No more for me.

wblaken May 21, 2015

I really loved the first books in the Agatha Raisin series. I keep reading hoping they will get better. This one, and the last few for that matter, are so boring I can't wait to get to end just so I don't have to read anymore. The characters never grow, I think the author has lost interest in Agatha and frankly I have also. No more Agatha for me.

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jazpur
Oct 12, 2014

Priceless! MC Beaton's Agatha at the top of her game.

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